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Bilal, who lives in Al-Matalleh village in Jenin district in Palestine is a father of one son.

Bilal is a Palestinian National Authority employee and has a small piece of land where he grows fruit to support his income. Bilal took out a loan from FATEN to fix the problems in his house like plastering the ceiling and painting the walls.

Bilal is photographed in FATEN's office in the picture here.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Bilal to pay for plastering the ceiling and painting the walls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2012